+ Waitfree and fast producers. One XCHG is maximum what one can get with multi-producer non-distributed queue.
+ Extremely fast consumer. On fast-path it's atomic-free, XCHG executed per node batch, in order to grab 'last item'.
+ No need for node order reversion. So pop operation is always O(1).
+ No need for PDR. That is, one can use this algorithm out-of-the-box. No need for thread registration/deregistration, periodic activity, deferred garbage etc.
- Push function is blocking wrt consumer. I.e. if producer blocked in (*), then consumer is blocked too. Fortunately 'window of inconsistency' is extremely small - producer must be blocked exactly in (*). Actually it's disadvantage only as compared with totally lockfree algorithm. It's still much better lock-based algorithm.
- The algorithm is not linearizable.
mpscq_node_t* volatile head;
};void mpscq_create(mpscq_t* self, mpscq_node_t* stub)
stub->next = 0;
self->head = stub;
self->tail = stub;
}void mpscq_push(mpscq_t* self, mpscq_node_t* n)
n->next = 0;
mpscq_node_t* prev = XCHG(&self->head, n); // serialization-point wrt producers, acquire-release
prev->next = n; // serialization-point wrt consumer, release
}mpscq_node_t* mpscq_pop(mpscq_t* self)
mpscq_node_t* tail = self->tail;
mpscq_node_t* next = tail->next; // serialization-point wrt producers, acquire
self->tail = next;
tail->state = next->state;